Freedom Counselling therapists are highly qualified, with a minimum of a Master of Arts education and certified by the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors as Registered Clinical Counsellors.
Dr. Calista Ward, M.D., M.A., B.A., R.C.C.
While dual degrees in medicine and psychology, Dr. Calista Ward is able to bring a medical understanding and wholistic perspective to your situation.
More than her knowledge, Calista brings with her an unsurpassed appreciation for the human spirit. She delights in connecting personally with her clients, participating in their hurts, fears, and failures on their path to freedom.
Areas of Specialty: • eating disorders • abuse recovery • children/teens • parenting • preventative medicine • women’s issues
“I am constantly amazed at the power of the human spirit to reach beyond what it thought possible in order to fly free. I am honored to be a part of this process.”
– Calista Ward
Vern Ward, M.A., B.A., R.C.C.
With his background as a university professor, Vern Ward is able to provide psychological concepts to clients in a personal way that clients can clearly understand.
Vern is an expert at listening to clients and identifying the root issues at the heart of their problems. With simple, practical steps he helps clients devise a plan to help them take back control of their lives.
Areas of Specialty: • couples in crisis • communication • addictions • anger management • anxiety/obsessions • sexuality
“Although connecting with clients is the most important part of therapy, I love helping them identify and change negative patterns of behavior using concrete, effective strategies.”
– Vern Ward